Janea Elliot

If you haven’t already met Janea Elliot, I would like to introduce you to her.
She is a truly inspirational athlete and it has been so fun to watch her progress.

When did you start Crossfit?  I started FitEx in October of 2017 and Crossfit in July of 2018.

How did you find CF SC Central?  I heard about Central through a coworker/best friend that used it as a getaway/stress reliever during her lunch breaks.

What were you doing for exercise before Crossfit?  I used to go to the gym regularly but it had been a few years.  I had a personal trainer for a while. The classes at Central are even better than a trainer in my opinion because its still small and cozy, but with much more support from the trainer and a much larger support system.

Were you involved in sports growing up?  I played soccer for 9 years and did ballet for 10.

What inspires you?  I am inspired by a strong sense of community and feeling like I am a part of something bigger.  Crossfit fit combines those two things on several different levels.  I am also inspired by the success of others.

Was the Team Series your first CF competition? Why did you decide to do it? The team series was my first CF competition that i did! I decided to do it because I felt like it was the next step I needed to take to continue to strengthen myself and take it to the next level.  My partner is a good friend of mine and I knew that he would be the extra support I needed.  I had also heard so many amazing things about CF competitions from a bunch of my friends and wanted to see if I could push myself and at least finish one.  It had been years since I had competed in anything.

What are the things you're most proud of that you have achieved so far in Crossfit and what other goals do you have? The things I am most proud of achieving are the rope climb and strict pull ups!  One of the things I love about CF is that that there are so many different things to work up to and so many different variations :).  I also did my first few double unders last week so I hope to get those soon.  I am hoping to get legless rope climbs and handstand walks eventually.  My goal is to continue to participate in more competitions in the future and continue to grow and network with the Crossfit community/family.

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CFSCC HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 8th!!

Workout:

1000m Row
75 Push Ups
50 Toes to Bar
25 Bar Muscle Ups

Big Chunks

Do you approach each workout the same way? In general we think about how to complete the given work in the least amount of time or perform the most reps in the allotted time (AMRAP).

One idea that could be helpful is to look at workouts from different perspectives of stimulus. Take todays wall ball workout for example. If the goal is to get the fastest time, a lot of us would consider breaking the wall balls up early to be able to sustain a faster pace throughout the workout.

It may be useful to sometimes not look at the fastest possible outcome. Instead, you could think more reps per set. Do you see why this maybe wouldn’t be ideal for overall time? The intention with big sets is to train stamina - to build the bodies ability to sustain output in a given set.

Wall balls aren’t the greatest example of this - some people were banging out sets of 40 today, and there’s a human in the gym who did “Karen” unbroken. Chest to bar pull ups could make more sense. A lot times you’ll see the highest level athletes break up pull ups early and often - pace for overall time. Every once in a while (or often) in training, it can be good to push bigger sets and forget about time. What other movements do you think could benefit from this approach? Are there other different approaches could you take in a workout that would emphasize other adaptions?

Collette, Lacy, and Becca holding for a proper three seconds.

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Workout:

7 x 1 Front Squat - 3s pause in bottom

3 rounds:
400 meter run
40 wall ball (10/9ft) (14/20lb)